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Kim Slote

1995 Global Fellow
Founder of Women's Rights Network (WRN) with Carrie Cuthbert

Kim Slote 1995 Global Fellow


The Women's Rights Network (WRN) was founded with the goal of establishing a Global Network Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse that would offer its members ongoing access to resources, strategies, and organizing opportunities in different countries. In building its Global Network, WRN recognized the strategic value of using the human rights framework in the struggle to end domestic violence and sexual abuse, and the need for advocates in the United States to develop a human rights approach to these issues in their own communities. In 2003, WRN completed the Battered Mothers Testimony Project (BMTP), which documented and exposed human rights abuses by the Massachusetts family courts against battered mothers fighting their abusers for custody of their children. WRN’s work is currently continued through the Gender and Justice Project at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College.


Kim received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she concentrated her studies in women’s rights, human rights, and immigration and refugee law. Upon graduation from law school in 1995, Kim co-founded the Women’s Rights Network, a human rights organization focusing on violence against women and children that was based at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She co-directed this organization until 2003. From 2004 to 2010, Kim was the Director of Education and Advocacy for Planned Parenthood of Collier County in Naples, Florida, where her primary functions were to supervise the agency’s legislative, advocacy and public policy work, sex education workshops and trainings, volunteer program, crisis pregnancy counseling, and compliance with state abortion law regarding minors. In 2009, Kim was also an Adjunct Professor at Hodges University where she taught courses in health policy and law. Currently, Kim is the new V.P. of S

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